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Kilifi set to benefit from partnership with US government

Kilifi County Government is set to receive a boost in provision of healthcare and food to residents after the US Government committed to support the devolved unit.

 

United States Ambassador to Kenya, Eric Kneedler, yesterday led a delegation to Governor Amason Kingi’s office where thorny issues affecting Kilifi residents including lack of food and poor medical services in some parts of the county were discussed at length.

 

A statement released to the media by the governor shortly after the meeting indicated that the ongoing drought that has severely affected area residents also featured prominently.

 

“The US Government, through the Embassy, reaffirmed its commitment to continue supporting efforts aimed at mitigating the effects of drought in Kilifi County and all other affected parts of the country,” read the statement.

 

Governor Kingi revealed that the US promised more interventions from its organizations to support the County Government’s efforts in achieving its development agenda.

 

“I am glad that we have also agreed to explore more avenues through which the US government and various American institutions will partner with us in delivering medical care to ensure more people in Kilifi County have access to easy and quality healthcare,” he said.

 

Apart from healthcare and food security, the US government will also take part in countering violent extremism in the county through mobilization of its resources to facilitate the government efforts towards the same.

 

The County Government has achieved tremendous development among them the recent state of the art newborn unit constructed in partnership with Safaricom Foundation.

 

By Jackson Msanzu and Harison Yeri

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